Columns

Prosper Africa: America’s Renewed Outreach, By Rafiq Raji

...Prosper Africa is largely a coordination framework. The American government will be providing a one-stop shop that synchronises the resources of more than a dozen government agencies to provide technical assistance, capacity-building and so on for the facilitation of transactions. It also aims to ease the trade barriers that constrain…
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Empowering Women: A Critical Step To Boosting African Economies, By Adetola Salau

All across the world, there is a direct correlation between female empowerment and economic development. To put it succinctly, companies and societies are more likely to grow and prosper when women gain greater financial independence as wage earners and property owners. When women participate in the economy, everyone benefits. -…
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The Signs of An Accepted Pilgrimage/Hajj, By Murtadha Gusau

All praise is due to Allah, the Most Merciful, the Bestower of mercy, the Continually Pardoning, the Most Kind. He owns infinite mercy and He grants all-encompassing blessings. “Have you not contemplated the fact that Allah placed everything throughout the heavens and everything throughout the earth at your service, and…
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Opinion

Sowore, IPOB, and the Naked Beating of Ekweremadu, By SKC Ogbonnia

President Buhari must rise beyond sheer dogmatism and admit that the state is truly falling Only a poon ignores the potential of the heavily funded but regional IPOB, with a worldwide membership, fusing with a broad-based national outfit like #RevolutionNow. The naked beating of Senator Ike Ekweremadu in Germany evokes…
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Opinion

Pantami As A Boss and Believer In A Greater Nigeria, By Uwa Suleiman

A master strategist and critical thinker, the greatest resource he has developed maximally is the overwhelming human capacity development strategy. He has made history as the leader who entrenched mentorship in NITDA by example. He has raised and established a generation of Nigerians, especially the youth, who can be relied…
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Opinion

NYSC DG and Graduates That Can’t Recite Alphabets, By Olabisi Deji-Folutile

We will keep dreaming of a better country forever until we address the problems bedeviling our education sector. Only quality education can give us the hope of having quality leadership. Investment in education goes beyond structures. Governments at all levels should engage smart teachers that would be trained and re-trained…
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The IPOB Humilation of Ndigbo At Nuremberg, By Majeed Dahiru

In the eyes of the rest of non-Igbo Nigeria, the assault on Ekweremadu, the Ike Oha Ndigbo is a humiliation of the entire Ndigbo "worldwide." This reprehensible act of base ignorance, if not condemned unequivocally by those who should know better, will become a permanent scar of disrepute on the…
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Opinion

Political Musical Chairs: Buhari and His Ministers, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

What has played out in the sharing of portfolios today is a game of political musical chairs, with some chairs more comfortable, rewarding and instrumental towards the 2023 calculations than others. For example: the ‘finance chair’ comes with power and control, while ‘youth and sports’ gets you box seats at…
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